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2 charged with murder in shooting death of Wash. deputy

2 charged with murder in shooting death of Wash. deputy

Pierce County deputy Daniel McCartney, a 34-year-old Navy veteran and married father to three young boys, was shot during a foot chase late Sunday as he responded to a home invasion near the small community of Frederickson, 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Tacoma, said sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled tonight for Daniel McCartney.

Pawul's bail was set at $5 million. Not long after that, he called out, "Shots fired". The suspect is in custody for unrelated warrants and detectives are in the process of upgrading his booking charges to Murder in the 1 degree. A PCSD patrol sergeant contacted the man, who had three active warrants for his arrest. They also found items taken from the home and a canister of bear spray.

OLYMPIA, WA - Governor Jay Inslee released a statement about the deadly incident in Pierce County.

In part, it said, "Losing Daniel ripped a hole in our lives.The grief that we're experiencing is nearly unbearable. I would hope that people remember that, and honor Daniel by respecting law enforcement and what they do for us every day", Honea said.

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The stolen auto was being driven by a 26-year-old man with a history of possessing stolen property and stealing cars, and a 19-year-old woman, police said.

A deputy opened fire on the driver of a stolen auto after the driver rammed a patrol vehicle and tried to run over the deputy early Friday, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

The Sheriff's Office said the auto was full of stolen property.

After the shooting McCartney was taken to a Tacoma hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


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